Adapted from a recent online discussion.
Dear Carolyn • My fiancé died suddenly about six months ago. Needless to say, I was emotionally a mess. In the past few months I have been trying to move on as best I can. His family was always inviting and gracious to me when we were together, and continue to be to this day. Like a lot of young people, my fiancé did not have a will. My fiancé's parents and I essentially split his belongings, but they gave me his car (which was much nicer than my heap). Every single time I get in it, I think of him. My therapist gently suggested that I get rid of it. But I don't want to look like I am throwing their generosity back in their faces. I also do not want to sell it without telling them shouldn't they be able to make the first offer?